Växbo linens are crafted in the only remaining flax spinning mill in Sweden, still powered by water. Soft, absorbent, and quick to dry, they are a perfect summer towel. £60 for a bath towel and £40 for a hand towel; available from Selvedge. To see the entire line and read about the production process, go to Växbo Lin.
Below: Linen hand towels; £40.